Specialized in Retina Care
Our Ophthalmologists in Sarasota, FL
provide treatment for:
Our Ophthalmologists Have Top-class Medical Training, Years of Experience, and a Passion for Treating Retinal Conditions
Did you know that ophthalmologists train in both medicine and surgery for an average of 12 years? Well, our doctors have gone several steps further.
With additional training in advanced treatments and rare conditions, our ophthalmologists are some of the most highly regarded retina specialists in the state of Florida. We understand that your eye health is a crucial part of your overall well being and that’s why we never stop furthering our knowledge and expertise.
Our ophthalmologists have dedicated their lives and futures to providing the best possible care to their patients, so whatever the latest treatment options are — our ophthalmologists will know about them!
For patients of all ages, we’ll always go above and beyond. That’s why our doctors are renowned for delivering results that other eye specialists haven’t been able to achieve.
Want to know a little more about our ophthalmologists?
Dr. Thomas Shane M.D.
Dr. Shane, M.D. completed his residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, which is ranked as the #1 ophthalmology program in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Shane is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is known for his professional and kind approach. Dr. Shane serves as a retina specialist for patients in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton areas.
Our most gratifying experience is to see our patients walk away from our clinic with restored eyesight.
What We Do Differently
We See Beyond the Eyes
Your eyes can reveal much more about your overall wellness. Our specialty is in the eye, but our many years of medical training help us see how certain eye disease symptoms can be related to your overall health. When necessary, we’ll refer you for appropriate and early treatment. In some cases, such are ocular melanoma or retinal artery occlusion, we can save your life.
We Find the Root Cause
We have a treasure chest of knowledge in eye health care that can be instrumental to forestalling blindness or partial vision loss. For example, we evaluate each patient’s risk based on factors such as genetics, cardiovascular status, or age.
You’re in the Driver’s Seat
Diet and lifestyle are very much connected to eye health. There is no eye health specialist better equipped to help you see than us. We can suggest personalized techniques for protecting your eyesight—these range from special foods to dietary supplements, exercise, and much more.
We See the Invisible
Many eye conditions and their causes remain unknown to this day. Thankfully ophthalmology is a practice rooted in deep research and continuous learning. Our networks include direct connections to the top eye institutes in the country. We can perform advanced tests and diagnoses that inform more than what the symptoms show. Sometimes, conditions like glaucoma or ocular melanoma show no symptoms until it’s too late. A regular visit to an ophthalmologist is strongly advisable.
An Experienced Ophthalmologist Leaves Nothing to Chance.
Our doctors are known for not missing a beat when it comes to your eye health. We thoroughly assess and evaluate each patient, doing everything we can to ensure that you receive the best treatment options for you.
As well as providing first class treatment, we also aim to educate our patients on what they’re experiencing and how to manage their conditions long-term. A good ophthalmologist knows how to put their patients at ease and often, all this takes is good communication.
When dealing with eye injuries, uveitis, and macular degeneration — you may go to see a physician or optometrist for these conditions, but they are likely to send you to our clinic anyway. We have referral doctors and treatment strategies for all eye conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts and cancer of the eye. This is why our clinic is always a great first choice when it comes to your eye health.
Issues affecting the back of the eyes often require specialized knowledge and skills. The back of the eye is largely responsible for how well you can see because it’s where you’ll find the retina, macula, and vitreous. This is why in order to protect your sight, the diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions is best left to us.
Our doctors can assess and treat the following:
- Vision loss
- Blurry vision
- Eye Pain or discomfort
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Vein Occlusion
- Diabetic Macular Edema
Our doctors can provide a range of surgical procedures for:
- Macular Pucker
- Macular Hole
- Retinal Detachment
- Dislocated Lens
- Complex Cataract
- Eye Infection
- Retinal Tear
- Blood in the Eye
- Diabetic Retinopathy
I am so happy to have found this office! Both of the doctors are kind and caring. The office is unhurried and efficient. It is a pleasure coming here. Doctors are the best!!!
What It Means to Be a Retina Specialist
For us, it’s a privilege to use our advanced training and skills to assess and treat eye and retinal conditions. Unlike general ophthalmologists, we’ve trained for an additional two years with a vitreoretinal fellowship after residency. This is because we want to expand our knowledge as much as possible and become leaders in an area of medicine that is sometimes overlooked. To us, all that matters is that we make a positive impact on the lives of the people who need us most.
We get referrals from general optometrists: We get referrals from optometrists and ophthalmologists when they discover eye diseases that affect the back of the eye. Many of our referral sources are also our patients! You can come to us directly for retina care too. We leverage specialized expertise in vitreoretinal medicine to protect your eyesight.
We work with highly specialized tools: Retinal eye care is founded on innovation and research. We use breakthrough treatment techniques and approaches to successfully treat complex eye conditions for both children and adults.
We are the last line of defense: Diseases like macular degeneration, eye trauma, and retinal detachment can make you partially, if not wholly, blind. Our work is to ensure that this doesn’t happen. Your work is to schedule regular checkups or call us any time for emergency eye care.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): AMD doesn’t have to rob you of your central vision. Today we have treatments like anti-VEGF medication and eye vitamins that can fight back against macular degeneration.
Diabetic retinopathy: As retina eye specialists, we have successfully restored vision to many patients with diabetic retinopathy. It can be a tough fight, but we are well equipped with surgical skills, medicines, eye injections, and laser treatments.
Retinal detachments: No other doctor can fix retinal detachments. This is a one of the most commonly performed procedures by retina specialists.
Macular holes: We offer various treatment options for macular holes. Macular holes are gaps that form in the light-sensing part of the retina. Treatment includes medications, eye injections, and surgery.
Today ophthalmologists specialized in retina disease can successfully treat eye conditions that made many blind in the past. It really is a wonderful time to be alive!
If you would like to experience the rewarding benefits of medical eye care, call us at (941) 351-1200 or Contact Us Today!
If you or a loved one are experiencing changes to your vision, you need to talk to a professional ophthalmologist immediately so that it doesn’t get worse. Do not hesitate to call us today at (941) 351-1200. We can help you!